After we transfer to your hotel we will accompany you to see the amazing spectacle of the Jemaa el Fna square at night. The carnival spectacle in the large square occurs every night UNESCO-protected tradition. Every day is different, but includes snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians, herb doctors, food vendors, and henna artists.
Today you will have a complete private tour of Marrakech. The souk is like a movie set, with exotic streets full of an amazing range of colors, sights, smells, and sounds, where artisans gather in separate streets, such as the silver street, shoe street, and metalworking street. You will also have a private tour of the Palais Bahia that was built as a replica of the Alhambra Palace in Granada. If time allows, we will visit the Majorelle Gardens, an enchanting site in the heart of the city.
Upon arrival in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and the economic capital, you will go to your hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on the time, you could visit to medina (old city), whose stone-and-white-washed buildings bear great, dark-wood studded doors; the Great Mosque, entirely rebuilt in the late 19th century; the Hassan Tower, dominating the skyline with its intricate stonework; the Mohammed V Mausoleum, housing the onyx tomb of the late king; and the ramparts of Mechouar, encircling the Royal Palace.
Today, you travel to Morocco ‘s capital, Rabat. This busy political center has a mix of the old and new: wide, tree-lined boulevards in the new town lead to the narrow bustling alleys of the old medina. You have the day to explore: visit the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V; the Kasbah Oudaias, dominating the estuary entrance and used to defend the city against pirates; and the Chellah, a 13th-century necropolis that also encloses the remains of the ancient Roman City of Sala Colonia. In the evening, you might like to relax in a boulevard café and sip mint tea while watching the nightly promenade.
We depart in the morning for Meknes, the Imperial City of Sultan Moulay Ismail, and visit the medina, or old city, and Bab el Mansour, the monumental gateway and main entrance into this 17th-century city. Next, we stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis-the finest archaeological site in Morocco, with its mosaics, temples, and triumphal arch-on your way to the village of Moulay Idriss, the holy founder of the first indigenous Islamic Kingdom of Morocco. We continue to Fes for check-in at your hotel.
The entire day will be spent sight seeing in Fes, the oldest Imperial City, founded in 792 A.D. Visit the medieval medina, the Karaouiyne Mosque, whose central aisle is embellished with elaborate floral and Kufic script carved into the plaster and the colorfully tiled Nejjarine Fountain. Don’t miss the fascinating Islamic universities, including the Abouhnania and the Attariyne. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Fes.
A citadel of magnificence, this age-old city is irresistible as it unfolds. In every narrow alley, wide street, old or new medina, palatial houses or hillsides is the story of a whole civilization’s treasure, similar to Florence or Athens. From being Morocco’s first capital in 808 AD to becoming the imperial of all imperial cities, Fes is a spiritual and cultural center with many facets. Your two-day stay in this unmatched splendor will take you back in time while visiting the oldest university in the world (before even Oxford or Sorbonne).
After breakfast in your hotel, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight.
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